Hide a user from the Directory

You must be signed in as a super administrator for this task.

If a user doesn't want to share their profile information in your organization's Directory, you can hide their profile. When you hide a user in Directory:

  • Their profile information won't autocomplete when other users enter addresses in services like Gmail and Calendar
  • Their profile information won't appear in other users' Contacts Manager

Hide a user's contact information

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Users.
  3. In the Users list, find the user. If you need help, go to Find a user account.
  4. Click the user’s name to open their account page.
  5. Click User information.
  6. Click Directory sharing and then Turn off On.
  7. Click Done.

It might take up to 24 hours for your change to take effect.

To let other users find a user's information in the Directory, click Directory sharing and thenTurn on Off. Click Done to save your changes.

Hide many users with a batch request

If you have many users that you want to hide from Directory, you can use the Directory API to do a bulk update.

Create a batch request to set includeInGlobalAddressList to false for the users.

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